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Society of America (ASA)
The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) focuses on increasing and diffusing the knowledge of acoustics and its practical applications. Site includes listings of publications available; listings of educational programs in acoustics; and other relevant information.
and Sealant Council, Inc. (ASC)
and Sealant Council, Inc. (ASC) is an industry association that promotes the use
of adhesives and sealants and promotes interaction among its members. Site
includes listings of publications, a list of links (accessible to members only),
and government relations developments and other news.
Aluminum Association, Inc.
The Aluminum Association, Inc. is the trade association for producers of primary aluminum and semi-fabricated aluminum products; recyclers; and suppliers to the industry. The site contains information on aluminum products and aluminum use in specific markets or industries such as construction (roofs, framing, windows), and a bookstore.
Concrete Institute (ACI)
Concrete Institute (ACI) develops, shares, and disseminates knowledge
and information about utilizing concrete. Site includes the online journal
Concrete International, listings of publications and technical documents, news
of new editions of important publications, information on training and certification,
and a research database.
Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA)
Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA) is a trade service organization that
includes U.S. hardware producers, manufacturers' agents, and industry trade publications.
Site includes an online catalog of new products; a product locator; links
to online catalogs of building supplies, hardware, and tools; links to manufacturers'
online information; and a library.
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the professional association for architects. Site includes an architect locator tool and links for downloading software to create or obtain paper contracts.
Institute of Constructors (AIC)
Institute of Constructors (AIC) consists of individuals in construction. Site
includes a bookstore, certification information, and links to affiliated organizations.
Institute of Timber Construction (AITC)
Institute of Timber Construction (AITC) is the national technical trade association
of the structural glued laminated (glulam) timber industry. Site includes
technical information (tables) relating to the use of glulam members, links to
glulam manufacturers, listings of downloadable publications and software, and
Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) promotes the use of steel and enhances the competitiveness
of the North American steel industry and its member companies. Site includes a
page relating to steel in construction that includes many other links to web
sites including related trade associations, government, and consumer links; listings
of publications, and listings of courses, seminars,
Lumber Standards Committee, Inc. (ALSC)
Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) administers an accreditation program for the
grademarking of lumber produced under the American Lumber Standard (ALS) system
and maintains the American Softwood Lumber Standard. Site includes information
on treated wood, untreated wood, and wood packaging programs.
National Standards Institute (ANSI)
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, nonprofit organization
that coordinates national and international standards for U.S. companies. Site
includes reference libraries, standards information, accreditation services, news and publications, meetings and events, education
and training information, and a list of web links.
Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC)
The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) represents contractors, their
companies, and their industry nationally where codes and standards are developed.
Site includes resources for concrete contractors, an online newsletter, an online
bookstore, a directory of member contractors, and a page for submitting questions
or requests for information.
Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is a membership organization focused on advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Site includes online versions of the society's journals, news releases, and technical FAQs.
Solar Energy Society (ASES)
Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a national nonprofit organization that promotes the widespread
near-term and long-term use of solar energy. Site includes a link to the journal
Solar Today and a publications catalog.
Wood Council (AWC)
The American Wood Council (AWC) develops internationally recognized standards
for wood design and construction. Site includes technical information, codes
and standards, publication information, and software.
APA - The Engineered Wood Association
APA - The Engineered Wood Association is an organization of manufacturers of engineered
wood products such as glulam, oriented strand board, plywood, laminated veneer
lumber, exterior siding, and I-joists. APA issues and controls trademarks for
engineered wood products. Major site information categories are applications,
products, and publications.
Woodwork Institute (AWI)
The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) is a nonprofit trade association that consists of architectural workers, suppliers, design professionals, and students from around the world. Site includes listings of industry
links and publications, an interactive function for technical assistance, a link to the institute's journal, and manufacturer and supplier directories.
ASME International is a nonprofit professional organization that conducts training conferences and professional development courses, sets industrial and manufacturing standards, and publishes books, training materials, etc. Site includes a list of publications, information on current codes and standards, and information on education and training.
Institute (AI) promotes the use, benefits, and quality performance of petroleum asphalt
through marketing, engineering, research, and development. It conducts seminars,
issues publications, and addresses environmental/health/safety issues. Site
includes technical articles and publications, environmental information, listings of seminars, and a link for ordering software.
Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA)
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is a North American trade association that represents the majority of the asphalt roofing industry's manufacturing companies. Site includes information on asphalt styles, the benefits of asphalt roofing, and a list of publications.
Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC)
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) is a trade association of merit
shop contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and related firms in the
construction industry. Site includes industry and government links, legislative
links, a contractor search tool, and information on publications and safety programs.
General Contractors of America (AGC)
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a construction trade association composed
of construction contractors and industry-related companies. Site includes
information on education and training, safety and risk management, and labor and
human resources; contract documents; legislative information; an online bookstore;
and contractor search tools.
of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
Construction Industry Manufacturers Association and the Equipment Manufacturers
Institute, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is an organization
of companies that manufacture equipment, products, and services used in the construction,
agricultural, industrial, mining, forestry, materials-handling, and utility fields.
Site includes technical links, safety and training links, statistics, government
relations, an online store, a downloadable catalog, a product locator, resource
links, and industry association links.
of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI)
of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI) represents companies and organizations ceiling system trade and related industries. Site
includes contractor and manufacturer search tools, publication ordering information,
EIFS education and certification programs and information, and an online forum.
ASTM International is
a nonprofit organization that provides a global forum for the development and
publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems,
and services. Site includes information on standards, a digital library of technical publications,
and information on training courses.
Wood Truss Fabricators Association (AWTFA)
Wood Truss Fabricators Association (AWTFA) develops and establishes uniform standards
for the design, manufacture, and quality control of prefabricated wood trusses.
Site includes a code of standard practice for members, examples of truss designs,
and a list of members.
B.C. Shake & Shingle Association
The B.C. Shake
& Shingle Association is an association of producers and dealers in shakes
and shingles. Site includes installation instructions for using shakes and
shingles, a list of European importers, and a membership list.
Wood Specialties Group
The BC Wood
Specialties Group is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to growing British
Columbia's secondary wood-products manufacturing industry. Site includes a
product inquiry form for potential customers and a directory of associated companies.
Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA)
Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) is the trade association for North American
manufacturers of commercial builder's hardware. Site includes a guide to builder's
hardware terminology, ANSI/BHMA standards, industry news, and a directory of certified
Redwood Association (CRA)
Redwood Association (CRA) is the trade association for redwood lumber producers.
Site includes a redwood source locator, redwood literature, construction plans
for homeowners, and redwood replanting information.
Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) promotes a safe
and healthy working environment by providing information and advice about occupational
health and safety. Site contains health and safety information, a products
and services catalog, web-based chemical databases, "OSH answers search," and
links to other occupational health and safety sites. CCOHS also operates a question-answering
service on workplace health and safety accessible by phone, mail, or the Internet.
Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC)
Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) develops and maintains six of Canada's
model construction and fire codes, including the National Building Code of Canada.
Site includes model code information and related links. Codes and proposed
code changes can be searched.
Construction Association (CCA)
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is a trade association of the Canadian
construction industry that sponsors conferences, provides a newsletter and bulletin,
and lobbies the government on behalf of the industry. Site includes information
on standards, industry statistics, certification information, and a listing of
Energy Efficiency Alliance
Energy Efficiency Centre promotes and advances energy efficiency and its related
benefits to the economy and environment. Site includes best practices information,
product catalogs, training information, and news.
Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association (CHPVA)
Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association (CHPVA) is a national trade association
representing mills that produce plywood and veneer panels. Site includes lists
of publications, a listing of links, and contact information.
Institute of Steel Construction (CISC)
Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) is the Canadian industry organization representing
the structural steel, open web steel joist, and steel platework fabricating industries
and is dedicated to improving steel education in schools of Architecture and Engineering.
Site includes listings of publications including software, videos, and CD-ROMs;
training information; technical information; article excerpts from Advantage Steel
magazine; and contact information.
Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is the Canadian government's national
housing agency. Site includes housing information for consumers, technical
and regulatory information for construction professionals, and a library.
Plywood Association (CANPLY)
The Canadian Plywood Association (CANPLY) represents and serves Canadian plywood,
veneer, and veneer composite product manufacturers. Site includes general
plywood information, product details, certification and testing information, publications,
and technical notes.
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI)
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) is the prime source of technical
information about precast/prestressed concrete in Canada. Site includes application
information (types of buildings), products and systems information, sample specifications,
listings of software, brochures, and other publications available, and a list
Sheet Steel Building Institute (CSSBI)
Sheet Steel Building Institute (CSSBI) is the Canadian national association of
companies involved in the structural sheet steel industry; it promotes the use
of sheet steel in building construction. Site includes product descriptions
and application examples, a publication catalog, and research information.
Window and Door Manufacturers Association (CWDMA)
Window and Door Manufacturers Association (CWDMA) is a trade association whose goal is to represent
and support all aspects of the window and door manufacturing industry. Site
includes consumer information on purchasing energy-efficient doors and windows,
member information, and links to Internet resources on window design and energy
Wood Council (CWC)
The Canadian Wood Council represents Canadian manufacturers of wood products used
in construction. Site includes product information, design information, a
listing of publications, and education information.
and Rug Institute (CRI)
and Rug Institute (CRI) is the national trade association that represents the
carpet and rug industry. Site includes carpet selection advice; care and cleaning
tips; installation information and tips; indoor air quality information; technical
information; carpet industry facts; and a listing of relevant articles that can
and Interior Systems Construction Association (CISCA)
& Interior Systems Construction Association (CISCA) is an international trade
association for the advancement of the interior commercial construction industry.
Site includes a list of publications on ceilings, contracts, and more; contact
information; and convention and exhibit information.
Tile Institute of America, Inc. (CTIOA)
Tile Institute of America, Inc. (CTIOA) promotes appropriate and expanded use
of ceramic tile and natural stone through education. Site includes information
on an educational and certification program, floor safety reports, a glossary
of tile industry terms, information on inspection services for problems with tile
jobs, floor safety reports, and a glossary.
Association of Canada (CAC)
Association of Canada (CAC) is a trade association of Canadian cement producers.
Site includes industry news, technical information on the use of concrete
in buildings and transportation, and tech support (a "knowledge base"
and a listing of links).
Panel Association/Composite Wood Council (CPA/CWC)
Panel Association (CPA) is the North American trade association for manufacturers
of particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF), hardboard, and other products.
It sponsors and publishes industry standards for ANSI and ASTM International.
CPA and CWC each have their page with links to members' sites. Site includes
a buyer's and specifier's guide, an archive of Second Wave magazine, and listings
of standards, technical, and statistical publications.
Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)
The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) aims to increase the use of reinforced
concrete in the construction industry. Site includes an online store for publications
and software, free downloadable publications, a listing of links to related organizations,
and technical information on applications such as paving.
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is an organization of individuals and organizations such as architects, engineers, constructors, specifiers and suppliers of construction products, building owners, and facilities managers. It provides technical information and products and continuing education. Site includes an online bookstore that includes codes and standards, a facility for searching the site or the broader World Wide Web, a list of FAQs, and contact information.
Foundations Institute (DFI)
The Deep Foundations
Institute (DFI) is a technical association of firms and individuals in the deep
foundations and related industries that participate in planning, design, and construction
aspects of deep foundations and deep excavations. Site includes member listings
by specialty, listings of publications available for purchase, and industry links.
and Hardware Institute (DHI)
The Door and
Hardware Institute (DHI) is an organization of individuals and consultants involved
in the architectural openings industry, including distributors, manufacturers,
sales representatives/agency firms, architects, specifiers, and contractors. Site includes certification information, education information, a buyer's guide,
listings of technical information, abstracts of articles from Doors and Hardware magazine, and a listing of links.
& Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA)™
& Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA)™ promotes awareness of energy efficiency
and environmental issues in building. Site includes building technology articles,
a member directory, articles and other information for builders and consumers,
information on education from the EEBA Institute, a bookstore, and links to related
Industry Members Association (EIMA)
The EIFS Industry
Members Association (EIMA) promotes industry-wide performance standards and develops
specification guidelines and standards for EIFS systems, materials, and methods
of application. Site includes a member directory, construction guides, EIFS information for both residential and commercial
applications as well as special sections for real estate professionals, insurance
executives, home inspection professionals, and building code officials.
Installation Association of North America (FIANA)
The Floor Installation
Association of North America (FIANA) is composed of manufacturers and distributors
of floor installation products and/or flooring accessories from Canada and the
U.S. Site includes links to publications and other associations, archives of newsletters and the FIANA Education Center.
Building Contractors Association (GBCA)
Building Contractors Association (GBCA) is an independent chapter of Associated
General Contractors (AGC) that serves the five-county area around Philadelphia.
Members include commercial, industrial, and institutional general contractors,
subcontractors, material suppliers, and construction service firms. Site includes tools to locate a contractor, AGC online store, a newsletter, contact information, and other relevant information.
Association (GA) represents manufacturers of gypsum board in the U.S. and Canada
and provides technical information and assistance to the construction industry
and code enforcement community regarding gypsum board. Site includes information
for architects, engineers, designers, contractors, builders, code enforcement
officials, distributors, and suppliers, as well as environmental information and
Plywood & Veneer Association (HPVA)
Plywood & Veneer Association (HPVA) represents the interests of the hardwood
plywood, hardwood veneer, and engineered hardwood flooring industries. Site
includes a product and supplier locator; a publications catalog; information on
testing, product certification, and inspection; and other industry information
Fasteners Institute (IFI)
Fasteners Institute (IFI) is an association of North American manufacturers of
bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, and all types of special formed parts. Site includes
an industry overview, Fastener Quality Act information, raw material selection
information, FAQs, and a bookstore.
for Research in Construction (IRC)
for Research in Construction (IRC) works to improve the safety, durability and
comfort of Canadian workplaces, homes, and public infrastructure while helping
builders become more competitive. Site includes model construction codes,
product evaluations, research news, and publications.
Concrete Form Association (ICFA)
The Insulating Concrete Form Association (ICFA) promotes the use of insulated
concrete forms (ICFs) in residential and light commercial construction. Site
includes a listing of ICF members, product information, application examples, a
bookstore, links to other information sources, and contact information.
Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA)
Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) now incorporates the Insulating Glass Manufacturers'
Association of Canada. IGMA is a North American association of insulating glass
manufacturers, suppliers of component materials, and other industry-related professionals.
Site includes certification program information, publications including a
newsletter article archive, information on codes and standards, and industry links.
Contractors Association of America (ICAA)
Contractors Association of America (ICAA) promotes professionalism in the residential
and commercial insulation contracting industry. Site includes an insulation
contractor locator, a listing of publications for builders and code officials, FAQs, financial government incentives,
technical information, links for consumers, and a buyers guide.
Code Council (ICC)
The International Code Counsel (ICC) is a nonprofit organization working to develop a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. The ICC was formed by a merger of Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI). Site includes certification and training information, news, a job board, codes and standards information, and links to subsidiaries.
Institute for Lath and Plaster
Institute for Lath and Plaster promotes the lathing and plastering trades. Site includes contact information.
Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Organization for Standardization (ISO) provides standards for business, government,
and society. Site includes a store, information on standards development, news and media, and education and training resources.
Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA)
Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) is a trade association of U.S. and Canadian
manufacturers of kitchen cabinets and bath vanities, countertop fabricators, and
suppliers of goods and services to the industry. Site includes certification
program information, a listing of certified manufacturers, a "cabinet search"
function, listings of related products and their suppliers, consumer tips and
facts, code search, and contact information.
Gauge Steel Engineers Association (LGSEA)
The Light Gauge Steel Engineers Association (LGSEA) works to improve ways to design
and build commercial and residential structures with cold-formed steel. Site includes
links to web-based and other seminars, a publications store, a member directory,
and links to related organizations.
Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA)
The Maple Flooring
Manufacturers Association (MFMA) maintains construction and installation standards
for maple flooring. Site includes maintenance information; accreditation program; technical literature libraries; and installer, distributor,
and manufacturer locator tools.
Institute of America (MIA)
Institute of America (MIA) promotes the use of natural stone and sets standards
for workmanship and suitable application of stone products. Site includes
newsletters, consumer and trade information, online information on care and use
of stone products, a publication catalog, and a link to related associations and
Construction Association (MCA)
The Metal Construction
Association (MCA) works to expand the use of metal in construction. It develops
guidelines, statistics, specifications, and brochures. Site includes a listing of seminars, a product locator,
a list of publications, and contact information.
Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
NAHB represents the building industry and serves its members and affiliated state
and local builders associations. Site includes a database of publications organized
according to economic and housing data, housing issues such as energy efficiency,
environmental issues, and plumbing.
Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) advances the causes
of women in construction whose careers range from business ownership to the skilled
trades. Site includes association and industry news, education and training
information, related links, links to the association's journal, magazine, and an online
Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is an organization dedicated
to enhancing the electrical contracting industry through innovative research,
labor relations, and work force recruiting and training. Site includes publications, safety information, and codes and standards.
Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) publishes the NFPA 70E®: Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. NFPA 70E covers all electrical safety issues, such as general work practices for maintenance and installations, plus special safety concerns for specific equipment requirements. Site includes a catalog, codes and standards, news and publications, training information, safety tips, and research links.
Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA)
Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) is a trade association whose members produce,
sell, and use hardwood lumber, or provide services to the hardwood industry. Site contains lumber inspection information, education and training information,
links, news, and an online catalog.
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a department of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related illness and injury. Site includes safety and health information, hazard and exposure information, training information, directory of publications and products, and conference and events listings.
Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC)
The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) works to develop and standardize training for the electrical construction industry. Electrical workers receive training through the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Site includes information on apprenticeship, journeyman, instructor, and contractor training.
Lumber Grades Authority (NLGA)
Lumber Grades Authority (NLGA) is responsible for writing, interpreting, and
maintaining Canadian lumber grading rules and standards. Site includes links
to related organizations and publication information.
Precast Concrete Association (NPCA)
Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) is an international trade association that
represents the manufacturers of plant-produced concrete products and suppliers
to the industry. Site includes a product locator, education and training
information, scholarship information, and technical services.
Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) is an industry association
for ready mixed concrete producers. Site includes application information;
engineering/technical, safety, and environmental information; an online bookstore;
and a directory of producers.
Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is a trade association that provides information, education, technology, and advocacy for the roofing industry. Site includes consumer information, roofing professional information, techinical information, and a list of related links.
Safety Council (NSC)
The National Safety Council (NSC) is dedicated
to preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through research and education. Site includes an online library, a
training calendar, and Internet-based training programs.
The Wood Flooring Manufacturers Association (NOFMA)
Wood Flooring Manufacturers Association (NOFMA) formulates and administers industry
standards on wood flooring. Site includes wood floor care guide, a strip flooring
square foot calculator, finishing information, grading and certification information,
and a buyer's guide.
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a government agency
that provides and enforces safety guidelines to protect workers from injury.
Site includes laws and regulations, cooperative programs, safety and health
topics, and statistics and data.
Wood Truss Fabrication Association (OWTFA)
Wood Truss Fabrication Association (OWTFA) promotes the use of wood trusses in
residential, commercial, and agricultural structures. Site includes information
on installation and bracing of trusses, a photo galery, and links.
& Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA)
The Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) is composed of licensed
and registered contractors engaged in the coatings application industry. Site
includes a consumer contractor locator, education information, copies of industry
standards, a PCDA store, and news.
Power Equipment and Engine Service Association (OPEESA)
Power Equipment and Engine Service Association (OPEESA) is an organization formed
by the merging of the Engine Service Association (ESA) and the Outdoor Power Equipment
Distributor Association (OPEDA). OPEESA members are OPE manufacturers and dealers,
Central distributors representing air-cooled engine manufacturers, air and water
cooled gas and diesel engine distributors, and original equipment services parts
distributors and manufacturers. Site includes technician certification information,
information for dealers, consumers, and manufacturers, industry news, and related links.
Institute (PTI) is dedicated to expanding quality post-tensioning applications
through research, education, code development, and marketing. Site includes
publications, technical notes, FAQs, certification manuals, listing of software available, and workshops.
Actuated Tool Manufacturers Institute (PATMI)
Actuated Tool Manufacturers Institute (PATMI) is an association of powder actuated
tool manufacturers that stresses training, certification, and safety awareness.
Site includes training materials, a member list, and industry links.
Concrete Institute (PCI)
Concrete Institute (PCI) is dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the
design and use of precast and prestressed concrete. Site includes application
examples, find-a-precaster, education information, plant certification information,
Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario (RMCAO)
The Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario (RMCAO) is a trade association
of ready mixed concrete producers. Site includes concrete specifications,
technical information and application advice, FAQs, Certification Programs, Sustainable Development, and a membership directory.
Floor Covering Institute (RFCI)
Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) is an industry trade association of North American
manufacturers who produce resilient flooring products. Site includes materials
and standards information, application suggestions, and related news.
Industry Association (SIA)
Industry Association (SIA) promotes the safe use of scaffolds and works with local,
state, and federal agencies to help develop industry standards. Site includes
training information, a product catalog, an online store, a member search, industry links, and information on Scaffold
Shoring, and Forming Institute, Inc. (SSFI)
Shoring, and Forming Institute, Inc. (SSFI) is a voluntary nonprofit association
of companies that produce scaffolding, shoring and forming products in North America.
It develops engineering criteria and standard testing procedures for scaffolding,
shoring, and forming. Site includes a directory of members, an institute overview,
educational information, tech bulletins, news, and a publications listing.
and Window Dealers Association of Canada (SAWDAC)
The Siding and Window Dealers Association of Canada (SAWDAC) educates the consumer on what criteria to look for when hiring a contractor while educating contractors on the standards they must follow in to order to earn and retain certification.
Site includes a member listing, consumer information, information on seminars,
and contact information.
Pine Council™ (SPC)
The Southern Pine Council™ (SPC) is a promotional organization that is supported
by Southern pine manufacturers. Site includes span tables, specifications
and standards, application information, Green Building information, and education information.
Construction Institute (SCI)
The Steel Construction
Institute (SCI) is an independent, technical, member-based organization that
offers technical services to all professionals within the steel construction industry.
It offers a technical advisory service to members and also a specialist support
service on a consultancy basis providing more extensive assistance with technical
issues. Site includes listings of publications including information on the magazine
New Steel Construction, listings of courses and seminars, and links to other sites.
Door Institute (SDI)
The Steel Door
Institute (SDI) promotes the use of steel doors and frames for the construction
industry. Site includes a listing of ANSI specifications developed by SDI,
a publications listing, and a directory of members.
Framing Alliance (SFA)
Formerly the North American Steel Framing Alliance, the Steel Framing Alliance
(SFA) is a trade association promoting the adoption of steel framing in residential
and light-commercial construction. Site includes an online store, FAQs, member directory, a list of training resources,
and a list of research reports.
Joist Institute (SJI)
The Steel Joist
Institute (SJI) sets standards for the steel joist industry and helps develop
code resolutions regarding steel joists and joist girders. Site includes seminar
information, a publication listing, OSHA news, and contact information.
Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA)
The Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA) represents companies engaged in
the manufacture, marketing, and sale of cold-formed steel framing members. Site includes a technical library with specifications, CAD files, Green Construction/LEED, and other publications, as well as industry links.
Window Institute (SWI)
The Steel Window
Institute (SWI) is an association of manufacturers of steel windows and related
products used in conjunction with steel windows. Site includes an introduction
to steel windows; window specifications; finish, thermal performance, and FAQs; a literature request; and contact information.
Insulated Panel Association (SIPA)
Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) represents manufacturers, suppliers, fabricators,
distributors, design professionals, and builders that are concerned with structural
insulated panels (SIPs) for the construction industry. Site includes information
on the insulating value of their products, comparisons of different insulation
techniques, a newsletter, and a library of books and publications for sale.
Tile and Marble Association of Canada
Tile and Marble Association of Canada standardizes terrazzo, tile, and marble installation
techniques. Site includes specifications and guides, specimen specification,
FAQs, and a listing of articles.
Insulation Association of Canada (TIAC)
Insulation Association of Canada (TIAC) is the national industry association for
contractors, distributors, and manufacturers of commercial, industrial, and institutional
thermal insulation, asbestos abatement, and firestop. Site includes Canadian
national standards for insulation and a list of association members.
Contractors Association of America (TCAA)
Tile Contractors Association of America (TCAA) is dedicated to serving the
needs of tile contractors. Site includes Association newsletter, technical resources, links and scholarship opportunities.
Council of North America, Inc. (TCNA)
The Tile Council
of North America, Inc. (TCNA) is a national trade association dedicated to expanding the market
for North American-manufactured ceramic tile. Site includes services and testing
information, publication information, trade news, and an events calendar.
Concrete Association (TCA)
Concrete Association (TCA) aims to improve the quality and acceptance of tilt-up
construction. Site includes tilt-up construction basics, tilt-up contractor
directory, a publication catalog, tilt-up building examples, and an events calendar.
Plate Institute of Canada (TPIC)
The Truss Plate
Institute of Canada (TPIC) represents manufacturers of truss plates and wood trusses
on various committees dealing with building codes and standards and establishes
standards for the design, manufacture, and quality control of
truss plates. Site includes information for builders on handling and installing
and a list of members.
Forest Products Laboratory (FPL)
The U.S. Forest
Products Laboratory (FPL) serves the public as the nation's leading wood research
institute and is an unbiased technical authority on wood science and use. Site includes research data, publications, and FAQs.
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC)
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) represents and
offers training to North America's carpenters, cabinetmakers, millwrights, piledrivers,
lathers, framers, floorlayers, roofers, drywallers, and workers in forest-products
and related industries. Site includes apprenticeship and training information,
a political action center, and Carpenter magazine.
Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA)
Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA) represents producers of Western Red Cedar
lumber products in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, North Dakota, and British
Columbia. Site includes cedar specifications, technical literature, conversion calculators, application examples, and finish
Wood Products Association (WWPA)
Wood Products Association (WWPA) is a trade association representing softwood
lumber manufacturers in the 12 Western states and Alaska. Site includes western
wood species information, product support and technical services, and publications.
and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA)
and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) represents American and Canadian manufacturers
and suppliers of windows and doors. Site includes window and door information,
a members and products directory, meeting information, FAQs, WDMA magazine articles, Greenzone sustainability page, online catalog and bookstore, and related links.
Reinforcement Institute, Inc. (WRI)
Wire Reinforcement Institute, Inc. (WRI) is an association of manufacturers, allied industries, and professionals engaged
in the production and application of structural Welded Wire Reinforcement (WWR) and
related products for concrete reinforcement. Site includes publications, links to related organizations, and contact information.
Wood Moulding and Millwork Producers Association (WMMPA)
The Wood Moulding
and Millwork Producers Association (WMMPA) is an organization of companies in
the MDF, hardwood, or softwood moulding and millwork manufacturing industry. Site includes a wood moulding design gallery with prints, member search, educational links, an
events calendar, and an online bookstore.
Products Group (WPG)
The Wood Products
Group (WPG) is a not-for-profit association that represents the interests of specialty
and value-added wood-products companies in Atlantic Canada. Site includes an online
journal, product catalogs, supplier listings, a "knowledgebase," and
Structural Building Components Association (SBCA)
The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) is an international trade association representing manufacturers of structural building components. Site includes an events calendar, educational program information, job listings, SBC Magazine, FAQs, and technical
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